Summer is in full swing, and and we are so excited about this weather! Still, it can be too hot without some relief from the water. Sometimes we don’t have enough time for a full-on beach day or river adventure, so what’s the next best thing? Splash Pads!! This week we sought out Portland’s best splash pads. The season runs from June 11th – September 6th, and all of these pads are open from 11 am until 7 pm.
Colonel Summers Park
SE 17th Ave & Taylor St Portland OR 97214
Splash pad, playground, and enclosed picnic pavilion.
NE 13th Ave & Dekum St Portland OR 97211
Park and Splash pad.
Spring Garden Park
3332 SW Spring Garden St Portland OR 97219
Interactive water feature at this nature-themed playground with a signature lookout tower.
700 N Rosa Parks Way Portland OR 97217
Rose garden, playground, fountain and splash pad, picnic areas, horseshoe pit and more.
Gateway Discovery Park
10520 NE Halsey Street Portland OR 97220
One of Portland’s newest parks with a splash pad, skate park, and nature play area.
5200 NE Alberta St Portland OR 97218
Interactive water feature and play area plus a traditional children’s playground and an innovative “nature play” area with boulders to climb on and a slide on a hillside.
If you’re looking for somewhere to hang out for a couple of hours with the family, or if you just want to relax the day away while cooling off, any of these splash pads will have what you’re looking for. So next time you’re trying to beat the heat, look no further! If we missed your favorite Splash pad, let us know in the comments below! We also have plenty of Portland Favorites on our blog Here.